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Master's in Event Management (MSEM)

The Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality offers the MS in Event Management (MSEM), one of the first degrees of its kind in the country. Its cutting-edge curriculum, focused on the skills event managers need in this fast-growing, globally expanding industry, prepares students for event planning and management careers across private, public, and nonprofit organizations. This comprehensive program of study affords students the benefits and resources of earning an event management degree at NYU, while establishing themselves in New York City—home to venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Jacob Javits Center, and host to iconic events such as the U.S. Open and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Degree Advantage

  • 36-credit program of study
  • Curriculum prepares you for event management jobs in the areas of meetings and conventions, sports events, festivals, concert promotions, trade shows, and more
  • Three specialty tracks in Business Development, Sport Event Management, and Event Operations.
  • Event management internships at leading NYC hotels, event venues, nonprofits, and sports organizations
  • Study abroad opportunities and industry site visits
  • Full- or part-time study options
  • Online degree completion or complete on-site in NYC
  • New Hospitality Innovation Hub for students, start ups, and industry partners
  • $10,000 one-time scholarship

Who Should Earn the MS in Event Management?

Recent graduates who are just starting out on their professional journey, career changers, as well as current event management professionals can all benefit from earning this degree. The MS in Event Management provides the business and organizational skills and builds the planning and event marketing abilities needed to envision, produce, manage, and promote events across industries and around the world.

DEGREE OVERVIEW

Learn From Event Management Experts

Faculty members are respected experts in event management who share their knowledge, insights, experiences, and connections. From managing conventions to overseeing corporate events and social gatherings, their expertise is invaluable in providing an insider’s view into the latest trends. Event management professors bring real-world experience into the classroom, teaching you how to become an event planner who is able to meet the needs of clients and organizations efficiently, cost-effectively, and creatively.

Gain Invaluable Experience Through Study Abroad

Study abroad opportunities abound for MS in Event Management students through Global Field Intensives (GFIs). These travel experiences provide international business perspective while attuning students to the cultural and socio-economic forces that influence the event, and food and beverage industries. Recent GFIs include trips to: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Prague, and Berlin.

Benefit from Unsurpassed Networking Opportunities

The MS in Event Management provides unsurpassed networking opportunities through the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the Grossinger-Bergman Distinguished Lecturer Series, fireside chats with the likes of famed chefs and restaurateurs including Daniel Boulud (left) and Danny Meyer, and site visits. These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities make earning a Tisch Center degree a game-changing educational experience.

Internships and Job Opportunities

Through the Tisch Center of Hospitality and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, event management students have the opportunity to complete a wide range of event management internships that provide the hands-on experience needed to accelerate their careers. Many of these internships evolve into permanent jobs. Our graduates go on to careers at sports venues, convention planning bureaus, nonprofit organizations, event management companies, and corporate event departments including:

• American Red Cross
• Egg Events
• IACC Meetings
• NYU Office of Events

• The Rockefeller Foundation
• The Wedding Salon
• UN Staff Recreation Council

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